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Northumberland & the North Pennines Road Routes

England's last great wilderness

Whether you're riding the winding roads that cross the border ridge between England and Scotland, or dashing along coastal roads in Northumberland, there's a variety of places to explore. It really is the last wilderness in England, and as such has great road cycling venues in sublime countryside.

Road routes around Middleton in Teesdale and the North Pennines need legs of steel. The tight twisting lanes and endless climbs are fantastic. Those of you who have done the Coast and Castles route will know the nature of the riding and the views, which cannot be beaten. There are some great pubs too!

We'll be developing this section over the next few months. Join us as we do so, and ride off into the wilderness  along some of England's finest cycling routes.


         Easy Routes                   Moderate Routes           Hard or Touring Routes

Derwent Reservoir

Roof of England Sportive Short










Muggleswick and Delves

Reiver Loop

Roman Way


Tyne Loop

Edge of Kielder

Roof of England Sportive Medium






Great Dun Fell

Crossing the Border

North Pennine Circular

Waskerley Way

Three County Classic

Chapel Challenge

Tyne Derwent & Wear

Morpeth Deanery

Roof of England Sportive Long

Coast and Castles website



This is a vast area. So drag the map round to see routes at the very top of Northumberland.